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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Second- and third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 27th annual "Treasures of the City" Partners in Education event, hosted by the City of Springfield and Springfield Public Schools. The event will take place 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Busch Municipal Building, 840 Boonville Ave. Designed to complement the students' social studies curriculum, "Treasures of the City" brings concepts discussed in the classroom to life as students interact with elected officials and government employees. Springfield Public Schools' Partners in Education program is designed to link business and community organizations to the district while enriching the educational experiences of students and complementing the educational process of teachers. "Treasures of the City" is organized by the City of Springfield's Department of Public Information. ### For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), [email protected]